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Nakamura Utaemon III in six roles
  • Asayama Ashikuni, artist
    circa 1775–1818
    active: Japan
    Nakamura Utaemon III, artist
    active: Japan
  • Nakamura Utaemon III in six roles, 1817, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 25.7 x 72.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/8 x 28 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Patrons and Benefactors Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0021
Label Text

Six-panel table screen.
Left: Male figure in green costume. He is holding a long weapon with his proper left hand.
2nd from left: Figure wearing a white costume with a green foliate design. The figure is holding a large, circular fan behind their head.
Center left: Nude male figure wearing a grass skirt that has a red band around the waist. He is holding a fan in his proper left hand and a spike-like object in the right hand.
Center right: Kneeling figure with their back to the viewer, wearing a gray and pink costume. The figure is holding a long stick in their proper left hand.
2nd from right: Figure holding a red/blue/black fan in his proper right hand.
Right: Figure seated on the ground, wearing a green costume. The figure is holding in front of their face, a fan that has a painting of a female face.